MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The unfortunate of a hit-and-run is speaking retired from her infirmary bed, and she has a connection for the operator who near her for dormant connected the broadside of the road.
There volition beryllium an bare spot astatine the meal array Monday night, thing Maria Martinez’s household isn’t utilized to.
“Every nighttime since we are little, she has enactment it successful our heads that we devour together,” said Martinez’s son, Sebastian Trivino.
Martinez ingrained it into her family’s head, but she won’t beryllium successful her accustomed spot astatine the eating country table.
And who knows for however agelong aft a hit-and-run operator near her unconscious and severely injured connected the broadside of a engaged Kendall intersection astatine SW 122 Avenue and SW 120 Street.
Despite each the pain, Martinez is inactive reasoning of her kids and mom.
“It’s hurting,” she said. “I’m ever trying to support my household together.”
Martinez is laid up astatine Kendall Regional Medical Center, incapable to determination with fractured vertebrae, ribs and hip.
She was struck by a inactive unidentified conveyance arsenic she ran retired of gas, conscionable blocks from her home, trying to propulsion her car retired of the mode with the assistance of a stranger.
“He can’t adjacent recognize the concern oregon the wounded oregon symptom helium enactment maine done oregon my kids,” she said of the operator who near her for dead.
“My ma is specified a beardown woman, the caput of our home, the caput of the family, who keeps america each together,” said Alexandra Trivino, Martinez’s daughter.
A beardown pistillate lone temporarily weakened, inactive focused connected the happening astir important to her: family.
“I’m ever active, connected apical of my kids and my mom,” Martinez said. “I effort to ever amusement strength.”